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University Academy Keighley

Sounds great doesn't it?

Better known to everyone as 'KGGS' or latterley 'Greenhead'

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Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959 -1966

Current location (optional) Embsay

Re: University Academy Keighley

There springs to mind "Fine words butter no parsnips".

Despite what the politicians may say - Gove included - my experience from both sides of the desk was that it wasn't the school but the pupil and his baggage that limited his achievement.

What school wouldn't make such a claim as "We will support the learning of all our students to the highest standards possible".

On a frivolous note, I was at a loss as to why a teacher should wear a ribbon around his neck with the word "animal" woven into it.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

Re: University Academy Keighley

They certainly haven't skimped on the website. Is this a new school or replacing an existing one? Why "University" in the name?

From the newsletter: "Well done to Abraar, Adnan, Akaash, Hasan and Zeshan, who won the West Yorkshire
Police cricket tournament". Not a lot of traditional Yorkshire names in the list, how things have changed!

Re: University Academy Keighley

I'm a bit puzzled about this. The title "University Academy Keighley" implies that the school is one of those that took the money and ran, under the Academies Act. Schools were offered a financial incentive to opt out of Local Authority control. The previous government was keen, and the current government is keener, to reduce the role of LAs and take control towards central government.
Academies have to have "sponsors" (who don't need to contribute financially), and the link with Bradford University would imply that that is the case.
However, checking on the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) website, I can not find "University Academy Keighley" listed.
Curiouser and curiouser!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

Re: University Academy Keighley

A small part of a sinister plan (??) to disestablish state education, presently under the indirect control of its users, and place it in the hands of independent alternative providers who can easily isolate and ignore their dissatisfied and dissident clients.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln